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The '''American Colonization Society''' ('''ACS'''; in full, '''The Society for the Colonization of Free People of Color of America'''), established in 1816 by Robert Finley of New Jersey, was founded by groups otherwise opposed to each other on the issue of slavery.[http://personal.denison.edu/~waite/liberia/history/acs.htm "The American Colonization Society".] The ACS intended to support the colonization of free African Americans because their presence served as "a perpetual excitement" to the enslaved blacks and threatened the slave societies of the South. All of the early organizers of the Society were slaveholders; according to annual reports of the Society, they hoped in this effort to strengthen the institution of slavery. It helped to found the colony of Liberia in 1821–22 on the coast of West Africa as a place for free-born American blacks. Among its supporters were Charles Fenton Mercer, Henry Clay, John...
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Header background| footer = Three early organizers of the American Society for Colonizing the Free People of Color of the United States (popularly known as the American Colonization Society) were (left to right) John Randolph of Roanoke|John Randolph, Henry Clay, and Richard Bland Lee.Bateman, Graham; Victoria Egan, Fiona Gold, and Philip Gardner (2000). ''Encyclopedia of World Geography''. New York: Barnes & Noble Books. pp. 161. ISBN 1-56619-291-9.[http://www.fcnl.org/issues/item.php?item_id=731&issue_id=75 "Background on conflict in Liberia"], Friends Committee on National Legislation, July 30, 2003 {{wayback|url=http://www.fcnl.org/issues/item.php?item_id=731&issue_id=75 |date=20070214051143 }}
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African Americans -- Colonization Africa 136
Liberia 108
Slavery -- United States Periodicals 83
American Colonization Society 73
African Americans -- Colonization -- Liberia 58
Slavery -- United States Societies, etc 45
African Americans -- Colonization Liberia 43
Liberia -- Description and travel 39
African Americans 29
Slavery 20
Blacks 15
African Americans -- Colonization -- Africa 11
Colonization 7
Afro-Americans 6
African American -- Colonization -- Liberia 5
genealogy 5
New York Colonization Society 4
New-York State Colonization Society 4
Blacks -- Colonization Africa 3
Liberia -- Periodicals 3
Liberia -- Politics and government 3
American Clonization Society 2
Antislavery movements 2
Liberia -- History 2
Mail steamers -- United States 2
Slavery -- United States 2
Slaves 2
Slaves -- United States Social conditions 2
United States -- Description and travel 2
United States -- Social conditions To 1865 2
United States -- Social life and customs 1783-1865 2
Africa, West -- Commerce 1
African Americans -- Colonization 1
African Americans -- Social conditions 1
African Americans -- Social conditions To 1964 1
African Americans--Colonization--Liberia 1
American Colonization Society -- Constitution 1
American colonization society 1
Antislavery movements -- United States 1
Ashmun, J. (Jehudi), 1794-1828 1
Ashmun, J. (Jehudi), 1794-1828 -- Death and burial 1
Ellingwood, John W. (John Wallace), 1782-1860 1
Finley, Robert S., 1804-1860 -- Death and burial 1
Gales, Joseph, 1786-1860 -- Death and burial 1
Great Britain -- Foreign relations Liberia 1
Gurley, Ralph Randolph, 1797-1872 1
Liberia -- Colonization 1
Liberia -- Emigration and immigration 1
Liberia -- History -- To 1847 1
Liberia -- History To 1847 1
Liberia -- Politics and government To 1944 1
Liberia. [from old catalog] 1
Mail steamers 1
Noirs 1
Pacquebots-postes 1
Racism 1
Sierra Leone -- Description and travel 1
Slave trade 1
Slavery -- United States Controversial literature 1848 1
United States 1
United States--Commerce--Liberia 1
United States. Navy 1
Van Rensselaer, Cortlandt, 1808-1860 -- Death and burial 1
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